2020 F1 season to start in July, first 8 races of revised calendar confirmed

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on June 2, 2020

F1 CEO Chase Carey has confirmed the first 8 races of a revised 2020 race calendar. The opening rounds, however, will be held behind closed doors.

F1 fans finally have a reason to rejoice, as the FIA & F1 management has officially confirmed that the 2020 season of the championship will start in July, with a double-header in Austria (Red Bull Ring). After two consecutive rounds in Austria (R1 & R2), the Hungarian GP (R3) will follow, which will be succeeded by two back-to-back rounds at Silverstone (R4 & R5) in Britain. The bandwagon will then move to Spain for Round 6, and the final two rounds will take place in Belgium (Round 7) & Italy (Round 8).

Revised 2020 F1 Race Calendar

Since the COVID-19 situation is still delicate, all initial rounds will be held behind closed doors, meaning no live spectators will be allowed. However, to ensure fans get the most out of each race weekend, all the 8 rounds of F1 will also run supporting Formula 2 (F2) & Formula 3 (F3) races on the same weekends.

The folks at F1 continue to work on expanding the 2020 race calendar, more details on which are expected in coming weeks. They're confident that this year's championship will be able to run 15-18 races before the season ends in December. Hopefully, post-September, the rounds may be thrown open to spectators. However, this will purely depend on the COVID-19 situation.

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